9968 Bassevelde (Assenede)
01 January - 31 December
Mon 9.00 - 16.00
Tue 9.00 - 16.00
Wed 9.00 - 16.00
Thu 9.00 - 16.00
Fri 9.00 - 16.00
Sat 9.00 - 16.00
Sun 9.00 - 16.00
This Gothic brick church with its octagonal tower makes a fine ensemble with its graveyard and surrounding wall.
On the outside there is a Calvary with Christ on the cross in wood (1829) under a slate shelter. Above in a baroque framed niche sits a plaster virgin and child.
The oldest parts of the church date from the 13th century but the main aspect of the church now is 18th century. In 1848 the building was enlarged with three bays.
The richness of the church comes from its 19th century furnishings: the pulpit, the communion tables, the confessionals, the rood screen, the pews, the organ and the main altar. There are wooden statues of Saint Peter and Saint Paul painted white and neo–gothic polychrome statues of Saint Theresa, Saint Roch, Saint Antoine, the sacred heart of Jesus, the sacred heart of Mary and Our Lady of Lourdes. Beneath the pulpit is a Pieta.
The church is in the village square with a picturesque kiosk and well, surrounded by chestnut trees.